ESG - What Are The Real Benefits Beyond Funding?

Speakers

Sarah Forster

CEO and Founder, The Good Economy Partnership

Sarah Forster is CEO of The Good Economy Partnership (TGE), a leading social advisory firm and specialist in impact measurement and management.  TGE clients include mainstream and social investors, businesses, governments, international development organisations and charitable organisations. Sarah leads on the design of innovative impact investment funds and helping mainstream investors integrate ESG and impact considerations into investment decision-making, including investors in affordable housing. In early 2020, TGE also led a collaborative project to develop a sector-standard approach to ESG reporting for the UK social housing sector in partnership with leading housing associations, investors and other market participants.

Sarah has over 25 years’ experience in international development, development finance and social impact investment from the World Bank, New Economics Foundation and Big Issue Invest.

Tangy Morgan

Senior Advisor, Bank of England

Tangy joined the PRA in 2016 as a Senior Advisor with a specialty in (re) insurance for Property & Casualty organisations. She has over 30 years of catastrophe liability underwriting and senior management experience with major international insurers and reinsurers in the US, Bermuda, International and Lloyd’s marketplace.

Her London market roles included the Corporation of Lloyd’s where she was responsible for market oversight of the syndicates operating within the Lloyd’s market. She was a member of the Business Plan Steering Group and China Direct License Steering Group and represented the Corporation in various industry events in the US and London. She relocated to London from New York in 2002 with Starr Excess (AIG) and was Senior Vice President of the US$100mil Excess Casualty Portfolio of Fortune 100 companies with global footprints.

Tangy is a frequent speaker at financial services conference in the UK and internationally, focused on issues of board governance, the impact of technology on traditional business models, algorithmic biases and diversity equity and inclusion. She is a mentor to several Fintech accelerators in based in Silicon Valley, UK and Estonia.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University and Masters of Science in Business Continuity, Security and Risk Management (with honours) from Boston University. She is a member of the Alumni Advisory Board of the College of Business at Tennessee State University, Boston University Alumni Council, St. James’s Roundtable at Chatham House, Chartered Insurance Institute, Society of Londoners, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, University Women’s Club, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and active in various civic organizations in the US and UK. Tangy has dual citizenship status between the US and UK.

Alistair Wickens

Founder and Chief Executive, Goscombe

Alistair is an experienced business leader, with 20 years’ track record of taking businesses from start-up to exit, driving growth alongside social impact across the real estate and consumer healthtech markets.  

He is founder and CEO behind Goscombe Group, one of the UK’s most innovative housing companies, based in Sussex, using home-building as a vehicle to deliver powerful social impact, whilst addressing housing inequality using an innovative funding model originally deployed by TOMS® Shoes.  The business creates genuinely affordable modular homes using modern methods of construction, but rather than accumulating all their profits, they redistribute their success in ways that will benefit the local community.

He is also the Managing Partner of Sailing Advisory — drawing on over 100 clinical specialists, scientists and academics and working alongside architects, home builders and local authorities to deliver homes, workplaces and community spaces which are “intentionally designed” to improve healthy life expectancy, enhance wellbeing, and reduce the cost of delivering remote health and care.

Ebele Akojie

Director, eBaK Executing CFO & Corporate Finance interim assignments
Non-Executive Director, Golding Homes & Chair: Treasury Committee, Golding Homes

A corporate leader with significant strategic financial management, corporate finance, governance and risk management experience.

Over 20 years experience of Board level participation in setting and monitoring the delivery of Strategic and Corporate Objectives against a backdrop of effective governance and strategic risk management. Well versed in serving as a key stakeholder representative with, Investors, Funders, Credit Rating Agencies, Regulators, Strategic Partners and other Stakeholder partners.

Date: 5th November 2021

Time: 13:00 – 15:30

Venue: Central London

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